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Spotlight on shared governance

The 2018 ACM Institute on College Futures on July 13-14 in Chicago will focus on shared governance, offering sessions designed to help ACM faculty build a deeper knowledge of the issues that complicate strategic decision and strategies for enhancing shared governance outcomes.

2016 Annual Summit

Fellows Program Annual Summit

Graduate School Exploration Fellowship students, ACM-Mellon faculty fellows, and mentors will gather in Chicago on August 13-16 for workshops, research presentations, and networking.


ACM Volleyball Tournament takes the court in September

Teams from eight ACM colleges will serve up exciting competition on September 7-9 at Lawrence University.


Want to learn more about the financial challenges facing colleges?

ICF Online is ready when you are! Take the new online mini-course for faculty and staff that explains the dynamics of higher ed economics.

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Faculty and Staff Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings

Professional Development Activities

ACM grant-funded programs offer an array of conferences and workshops, grants for faculty-designed projects, and seminars to support faculty and staff in teaching, research, and service.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Whether it's a visiting faculty position in Shanghai or a visit to an off-campus program site in Costa Rica, ACM leverages its connections around the world to offer professional development activities.

Peer Networking Across the ACM

Administrative leaders, staff, and faculty from ACM colleges meet regularly to share information, create networks, and address common concerns of residential, liberal arts colleges.


Upcoming Faculty and Staff Meetings

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Student Activities and Events

Writing and Photo Contests

The ACM honors students' creativity in two annual competitions. A $1,000 first prize is on the line in the Nick Adams Short Story Contest. The best pictures taken by students on study away win awards in the Off-Campus Study Photo Contest.

Research Fellowships

Graduate School Exploration Fellowships (GSEF) offer mentoring and summer research opportunities at major universities to students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in careers as professors in the humanities and arts.

ACM Athletic Tournaments

Athletic ties among ACM member institutions stretch back more than 90 years. Building on this tradition, athletic directors of the ACM colleges organize an ongoing schedule of athletic tournaments in selected sports.

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Schedule your next meeting at the ACM’s consortial office space

The ACM consortial office in downtown Chicago has several meeting spaces available. Groups and individuals from the ACM colleges are welcome to use the space, subject to availability, usually with no rental fee. Learn more »